Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesdays Peek!

So yesterday I showed off some of my babies at my old house. Now I am showing off some the beauty that I have inside at my new house. This is a little wood shelp that I have over my kitchen sink. I love to bring in fresh cut little flowers or plants that I am trying to root. I also love to collect old bottles to place them in. I bought 3 old bottles at a little yard sale last saturday for a whopping amount of 50 cents a piece. I also love my African Violets. I never had much luck with AVs until last year and I tried them again and they actually started blooming for me. When the hubby is finished with the old house he is going to build me a new little shelf for this window because the current one is old, cheap, and flimsy,,and its bowing in the middle but still seems pretty stable. Its one of the first items on his "honey do" list.

I just love this little test tube bloom holder. It has a suction cup on it that attaches to the window. I bought it at the Dollar Tree store and bought one for Mom too. I would like to go back and see if I can buy a few more.
This is one of the old bottles that I bought. Its a Mrs. Stewart's blueing bottle not sure how old it is but I say at least 30-50 years old. I just love Coleuses. I think they are some of the most prettiest plants and now they have so many varieties of them available. I like to pinch them off and start new shoots and stick them in the ground some where that needs some more color to liven things up. And they are very colorful thats for sure.
The flower in the brown bottle is a white Coneflower, it looks yellow in the picture. The little brown bottle was another one that I bought saturday and it says Listerine on it, not sure how old it is. The little blue bottle is one that I have had,,I have about 100 different colored ones of these sweet little minatures. Some are old and some are reproductions. Thats a sweet little marigold in the blue bottle.
I just wanted to share a little something that in my house that makes me smile.
Have a terrific Tuesday!!!!


Flower said...

It is nice to see your special window that brings you such pleasure! Your bottles with starts in them is a great way to increase your garden! And, you get to enjoy them while they put out roots! I have the same kind of cone flower..they are quite sturdy, don't you think! :))

Jeanie said...

I have a special place in my heart for African violets, which are a flower my mother loved to grow and one my dad would often pick up for me at the store to surprise me! But about rooting -- if you root them in water, what do you do after they root? I am rooting a couple of things but do I just put them in dirt in a little pot or do I have to do something more extreme? These look beautiful, Beth.

jet1960 said...

I love old bottles, too! Started collecting them when I was a little girl because there was an old burn/trash pile out behind our house in the woods. I still have those somewhere! Don't really buy anymore but that makes me want to get some out for display in my kitchen window. Unfortunately I've let my flower beds pretty much die out in the last few years, so not many blooms to display. Yours are very pretty!

Mary Timme said...

Beth, I'm not sure if I like the bottles or the flowers/plants the best. They are all really nice to see. The test tube idea is a great one! Now, why didn't I think of that!

Artsy Etc. said...

Its like a greenhouse! You have a way with flowers, my dear. Nice photos too. Have a happy Wednesday, Beth!

JessInFocus said...

I love the flowers and glass bottles. I may have to do that with some of Cliff's old empty Coca-Cola bottles.

Please tell me your secrets on rooting. My thumb is far from green! :)

Annie said...

Beth, that tube blossom holder created the most interesting illusion of a floating flower against the window. Great picture.

Rosa said...

You're so lucky to have all those blooming in your yard! And I love all your old bottles!! Perty!